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bambang wijanarko (812) Sekedar info tuk temen2 nih,
16 - 23 Juni, Festival Sriwijaya di Palembang, Sumatera Selatan diisi antara lain Pentas budaya, balap speed boat, lomba perahu hias, pameran perahu2 tua Sriwijaya dan pertunjukkan lainnya.

Juni - Juli, Festival Seni Bali, sebulan penuh diikuti seluruh kabupaten se Bali serta berbagai provinsi lainnya, turut pula beberapa perwakilan negara2 luar seperti Amerika, Korea, Jepang, Australia. Upacara pembukaan Festival seni dimeriahkan oleh berbagai bentuk warisan budaya dan kesenian. Dimulai dari Bundaran Puputan Margana hingga ke Pusat Seni dalam kota.

Juli, Festival Dananu Toba. Berlangsung seminggu penuh, berpusat diseputar Danau Toba, menampilkan Lomba olah raga tradisional, olah raga air dan pameran kerajinan tangan serta pertunjukkan seni budaya.

Agustus, minggu ke empat, Festival Borneo, Banjarmasin, Kalsel. Sebagai penghargaan terhadap kebudayaan dayak dan melayu, diikuti oleh masyarakat Kalteng, Kaltim dan Kalbar. Malaysia dan Brunei turut menjadi tamu kehormatan.

25 - 30 Agustus, Festival Krakatau Lampung
Acara tahunan tuk memperingati letusan Gunung Krakatau di abad 19.

September, Festival Bunaken, Manado
Acara inti festival ini meliputi pentas seni dan budaya yang ditampilkan oleh 4 etnik suku yang mendiami Sulawesi Utara yaitu Bolaang Mongondow, angihe Talaud, Manadi, Bitung dan Minahasa.

Oktober, Festival Bengawan Solo, Surakarta Jawa Tengah
Festival ini merupakan Festival dagang, budaya dan pariwisata berskala nasional. acaranya antara lain Borobudur Trade Mart, Solo Great Sale serta Trade and Tourism Exhibition.

Sementara sekian dulu dan bagi teman2 yang punya info lagi, silahkan infokan juga, siapa tahu ada yang berminat hunting. Trim
2007-05-24 13:33:13

bambang wijanarko (812) Ini ada info baru Calender of Event Visit Indonesia Years 2008
YEAR SUPPORTING EVENT

JAKARTA
Wayang Orang (Dance Drama)
Javanese Wayang Wong or Wayang Orang dance drama performances are presented every Wednesday evening at the Gedung Kesenian Theatre starting at 8.15 pm and lasting till about midnight. The stories of the Wayang Wong usually relate episodes of the Mahabarata and Ramayana Hindu Epics.

Ketoprak
An offshoot of the Wayang Wong dance drama is the modern popular Javanese theatre which takes its stories from folk legends and history. Like the Wayang Wong, the ketoprak show is accompanied by gamelan music but simpler in costumes and dialogue. Performance are given every Wednesday and Thursday evening starting at 8.00 pm at Gedung Kesenian Theatre, Jakarta.

Traditional Indonesian Dances
Performances of traditional dances from the various regions are staged in Jakarta at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Indonesia in Miniature Park) every Sunday from
9.00 to14.00 pm and at the Ancol Art Market every Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

Wayang Kulit (Leather Puppet Shadow Play)
Wayang Kulit (Leather Puppet) shows are performed every second and the last Saturday night of the month at the Central Museum in Jakarta. Abbreviated versions, lasting for about one hour, are also shown every Sunday morning at the Wayang Museum Fatahillah Square in downtown Jakarta.

Gamelan Music
Sundanese Gamelan of West Java is presented at the Central Museum in Jakarta every Sunday morning.


Pameran Seni Rupa (Art Exhibition)
Permanent exhibition at Balai Seni Rupa, Jl. Taman Fatahillah Jakarta, open daily.

Oceanarium
Sea lion and dolphin shows at Taman Impian Jaya Ancol. Daily performances are from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Keong Emas Imax Theatre, TMII
Presenting Indonesia’s incredible beauty in various aspects of the people’s lives, the Imax film “Beautiful Indonesia” was initiated by the former first lady, Madame Tien Soeharto, and was designed to increase Indonesians’ pride and affection for their country. “Beautiful Indonesia” is shown Monday through Friday from 11.00 am to 15.00 pm. Sunday and holidays from 10.00 am to 16.00 pm, while
Saturdays offer special themes.

Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival
An annual event much anticipated by jazz lovers, the festival showcases over 1000 jazz musicians from Indonesia and abroad.

Gebyar Wisata Nusantara (National Tourism Fair)
The biggest tourism event in the country promotes the potentials and main products from the country’s 33 provinces through exhibitions, business contacts as well as
cultural and arts performances.

Abang None Contest (Miss and Mr. Jakarta Pageant)
The pageant aims to preserve the nation’s cultural heritage, in particular that of the
Betawi. The pageant is open to students who will hopefully become dedicated tourism ambassadors.

Bridal Festival
A unique event presenting the rich diversity of Indonesia’s bridal costumes, as wellas the fascinating wedding rituals from different parts of the country.

Monas Festival
Exhibitions held during this folk festival celebrates the blend of artistic creativity with cultural elements, enhance the public’s appreciation towards the artists and pampers art enthusiasts with an amazing show of artistic productivity. The products on display include handicraft, food, and clothes.

Cultural Parade
An annual event held to commemorate Indonesia’s Independence. A carnaval and parade take place around the Merdeka Square, involving a large procession of over 3000 artists from Indonesia’s 33 provinces, cultural performances and theme floats.

Borneo Extravaganza
The provinces and regions of Kalimantan are brought together in an event that displays and promotes the island’s diverse attractions as a tourist destination.

BANDUNG, WEST JAVA
Traditional Sundanese performances, comprising traditional dances, music, etc. are given every Wednesday and Saturday evenings at the Pakuan Restaurant of Hotel Panghegar, Jl. Asia Afrika, every night from 08.00 to 12.00 pm and at Mang Udjo, Jl. Padasuka, from 2.00 am to 5.00 am, Phone: (022) 7201587.

Wayang Golek (Wooden Puppets)
Wayang Golek Wooden Puppet shows are performed every Saturday night from 1.00 pm to 5.00 am at RRI Auditorium, Jl. Diponegoro 61, Bandung.



Kemilau Nusantara
The arts and culture of Indonesia’s 33 provinces are presented in the festival through exhibitions, photography competitions and cultural parade.

SUBANG, WEST JAVA
Gotong Sisingaan
A traditional ritual in which colorfully decorated wooden effigies of lions are carried by many people, usually performed as part of a circumcision ceremony.

SEMARANG, CENTRAL JAVA
Wayang Kulit
The leather puppet shadow play is held at RRI Semarang on Jl. Achmad Yani from 9.00 pm till 5.00 am the next morning on a Saturday night in the third week of each month. The play takes episodes from the Ramayana and Maha-bharata epics.

YOGYAKARTA
Wayang Kulit (Leather Puppet Shadow Play)
Agastya Art Institute-School for Narrators Jl. Gedung Kiwo MJ I/1996. Daily performances, except Saturday, from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
• Sasana Hinggil - South Palace Square (Alun-alun Selatan), performed every second Saturday of the month from 9.00 pm to 5.30 am.
• Ambar Budaya (Dewi Sri) - Yogyakarta Craft Centre, Jl. Adisucipto. Daily performances from 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm.
• Sono Budoyo Archaelogical Museum, Jl. Trikora. Daily performances from 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm.

Wayang Orang (Dance Drama)
Hotel Arjuna Plaza, Jl. P. Mangkubumi, every Thursday from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

Ramayana Ballet
The Ramayana ballet is a unique and very popular show. It is performed by 250 professional dancers in an open air theatre in the Prambanan Temple complex. The entire Ramayana epic is concised into 4 episodes.
Each night 1 episode is shown from 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm. The full story comprises:
Episode I : The Abduction of Shinta
EpisodeII : The Death of Kumbokarno
Episode III : Hanuman’s Mission
Episode IV : Shinta’s Trial of Purity
• Ramayana Open Air Theatre, Prambanan Temple. Full-moon evening performances from May to October.
• Pura Wisata Open Air Theatre, Jl. Brigjen Katamso. Every night from 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm.
• Dalem Pujokusuman, every Monday and Friday from 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm.

Jatilan Kuda Lumping
Bamboo horse dance, at Desa Wisata Bugisan, Prambanan. Bookings must be made at least two hours in advance.

SURAKARTA, CENTRAL JAVA
Indonesia Performing Arts Mart (IPAM)
The forum is an excellent media for Indonesian performing arts groups to showcase their talents to international presenters and obtain the opportunity to perform abroad and promote Indonesia to international audiences. The event also enhances the quality and co-operations among the various performing groups.

EAST JAVA
Reog Ponorogo
A unique and daring performance in which dancers carry a very heavy headdress of tiger head ornamented with peacock feathers. The dance depicts a fight between a tiger and two noblemen on horseback. For further information, please contact the East Java Provincial Tourist Office, Jl. Wisata Menanggal, Phone: (031) 8531814, 8531820, Surabaya.

Karapan Sapi (Bull Races), Madura
A very popular sport among locals, the race is held at least twice a month at Bangkalan on the island of Madura, about half an hour by ferry from Surabaya. Bull racing is a great event in Madura especially the annual championship races which are usually held by the local administration after harvests in September and October. The finals are held once a year at Pamekasan, the island’s capital. Specially-organized races require three days advance notice. For further information, please contact the East Java Provincial Tourist Office, Jl. Wisata Menanggal, Surabaya, Phone: (031) 8531814, 8531820.

Kuda Kepang (Bamboo Horse), Kediri
A dance performance originating from the town of Kediri. Male dancers in a trance ride bamboo horses and eat grass flowers, rice husks and pieces of glass. For further information, please contact the East Java Provincial Tourist Office, Jl. Wisata Menanggal, Surabaya, Phone: (031) 8531814, 8531820.

Majapahit Travel Fair (MTF)
Held in the provincial capital of Surabaya, this annual event attracts stakeholders of the tourism industry. MTF’s program consists of Travel Exchange, Workshop, Exhibition, Fam Trip, Cultural Festival and various contests and competitions.

BALI
Temple Festival
Temple festivals in Bali are festive affairs during which a fair-like atmosphere prevails. For instance, during the Odalan or temple anniversary celebrations offerings are brought to the temple and purification ceremonies are carried out. In the evening, sacred dances and wayang kulit (shadow) puppets are performed to the accompaniment of the gamelan music.

MATARAM, WEST NUSA TENGGARA
Indonesian Traditional Cost ume Festival
An event that presents the uniquely beautiful traditional and contemporary costumes belonging to the different ethnic groups in Indonesia.

WEST SUMATRA
Wild Hog Hunt (50 Kota Regency and Agam Regency).
A popular village sport, wild hog hunts in the forest of West Sumatera use hunting dogs to smell out the quarry. Often destroying farm crops, hogs are hunted every Sunday, in the Agam Regency and every Tuesday in Limapuluh Kota.

Minang Traditional Performances
Traditional Minang performances are staged at 8.00 pm, daily. At the end of the show, the audience are welcomed to participate.

Randai (Every Sunday)
Folk dances and theater.

Pacu Itik (Every Sunday)
In this traditional duck race, ten ducks race against one other to reach the finish line.

Water Buffalo Fighting (Kota Baru)
An event held every Tuesday and Saturday by the people of the village of Kuta Laweh and Kota Baru near the town of Bukit-tinggi. A popular past time of the people, the event contributes to the local cattle breeding practices. Two bulls are pitted against each other, and the one that runs off loses the fight.



TANA TORAJA, SOUTH SULAWESI
Toraja Funeral Feast
The Toraja rituals for the dead are elaborate feasts that hold great significance in the society. The grander the rituals, the higher is the family’s gratitude and esteem for the departed member. Rituals begin with the coffin leaving the family house, accompanied by the tau-tau, a wooden effigy of the dead person. Guests are greeted by traditional welcome dances and entertained by shows of bull fighting, cock fighting and kick fightings (sisemba). The mass slaughter of buffaloes and pigs takes place afterwards. The final part of the ritual is when the corpse is taken to its final resting place in a cave high up in the cliffs. A funeral feast for a high-ranking
Torajan often lasts for many days.

EAST KALIMANTAN
Samarinda Weaving Display, Samarinda
Handweavings of the Dayak Benuaq tribe produce woven textiles and clothing of different designs and colors, made of Doyo material obtained from natural bark. While in the region, look out for the Belian ceremony (mantra readings to cure sickness).

CENTRAL KALIMANTAN
Isen Mulang Festival
Held every year between May 19 - 24, the event highlights the customs and traditions of Central Kalimantan that are imbued with strong Dayak and Malayan influences, such as Dayak or Malay dances, traditional food bazaar, traditional decorated ‘jukung’ boat race, woodcutting contests, as well as fast disappearing traditional games, such as Sepak Sawut (a lot like soccer but uses a burning coconut shell as the ball), Manyipet (blowpipe contest), Maloto (fish catching), and many more.





CORE EVENT

JANUARY
GREBEG SURO
Ponorogo, East Java
Javanese Muslims celebrate the Muslim New Year (1425 H) which begins on the first day of the month of Suro (Muharam). One of the highlights of the celebration is the 11th National Reog Festival, held in the town of Ponorogo. The central feature of the famous reog performance is the gigantic mask, consisting of a tiger’s head and fan of peacock feathers weighing up to 40 kg, worn by a dancer in a trance. The event begins at 8.00 am. Other events are art and cultural performances, various contests and products sales.

FEBRUARY - MARCH
BAU NYALE PUTRI MANDALIKA
Kuta Beach, Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara
Once a year usually during a full-moon night in month of March, the sea at Kuta Beach on the coast of Lombok, east of Bali is full of sea worms, called “Nyale” by the local people. These animals are considered a rare delicacy. Lasting only one or two days, people flock to the beach to catch the nyale and indulge in a night of merry-making. Traditionally, the event is a welcome opportunity for young people to find partners. It is linked to a popular folktale of a beautiful princess, Putri Mandalika, who willingly sacrificed herself by jumping into the sea and promising to return in the form of the nyale once of year. Traditional demands that certain rituals should precede the event.

FEBRUARY
TABUIK
Pariaman, West Sumatra
A ceremony held to commemorate the death of the Prophet Muhammad’s grand children, Hasan and Husein in the Karbala War, a crusade f or the Moslem religion. “Bouraq”, a mystical creature in the form of a winged horse with women’s head was believed to have saved the soul of Hasan. Accompanied by music and dancing, effigies of the bouraq are carried in a procession and thrown into the sea. Spectators then jump into the sea and try to grab some of the precious decoration. Horse races, swimming contest, beach festival and art performance are also part of the event.

FEBRUARY - MARCH
PASOLA JOUSTING CEREMONY
Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara
“Pasola” is West Sumba’s most exiting ritual. Scores of colorfully arrayed horsemen riding bareback, battle with lances. During these mock wars, riders charge one another flinging blunt spears. The ceremony is held during February in the Lamboya and Kodi villages, and in March in Gaura and Wanokaka. It begins several days after the full moon and coincides with the yearly arrival of strange multi-hued sea worms to the region’s shores.

MARCH 21 - 23
BUMI KHATULISTIWA CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Pontianak, West Kalimantan
The festival is held twice a year to celebrate Pontianak’s position right on the Equator. This festival features traditional West Kalimantan art, tourism and cultural exhibitions, and traditional sport competition. Contests and seminars are also held.

APRIL 14
SEKATEN CEREMONY
North Square, Kraton Yogyakarta
The ceremony is held during the weeks preceding the celebration of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. Sekaten begins at midnight when two sets of ancient and sacred gamelan percussion instruments are brought out from the palace (kraton) in a procession from the western side of the palace square. During the week, except on Thursday night and Friday mornings, the two sets of gamelan are played in turns continuously night and day. Sekaten is accompanied by a fair at the square in front of the mosque where all sorts of local handicrafts and folk art are sold. It ends when the gamelans are returned to the kraton.

JUNE 16 - 23
SRIWIJAYA FESTIVAL
Palembang, South Sumatra
The festival aims at increasing the locals’ appreciation towards their own culture. An important annual event in Palembang, South Sumatra, it includes traditional and contemporary cultural performances, speed boat aces, boat decorating contests, and exhibition of old Sriwijaya boat, as well as other forms of entertainment.

JUNE - JULY
BALI ARTS FESTIVAL
Denpasar, Bali
The Bali Arts Festival is a month-long festival participated by all regencies in the province of Bali and from other provinces in Indonesia, as well as several foreign participants, like USA, Korea, Japan, Australia. The opening ceremony of the Bali Arts Festival commences with procession of the arts and cultural treasures of each regency, starting from the Puputan Margarana Square/Niti Mandala Civic Center to the Art Centre downtown where exhibitions and displays of handicrafts, painting, jewelleries and other products are held. Various performing arts are staged every night up to mid-July 2006.

JULY
TOBA LAKE FESTIVAL
Parapat and Samosir Island, North Sumatra
Lasting a whole week, this festival is centered around Toba Lake, the largest lake in Asia situated in the highlands of North Sumatra. The festival features traditional sports, boats races, cultural performances and contemporary shows, horse races, water sport competitions and local handicrafts exhibitions.


AUGUST 25 - 30

KRAKATAU FESTIVAL
Lampung
This annual event is held at the end of August. The festival remembers Krakatau’s eruption in the late 19th century. The volcano is located in the Sunda Strait, South of Lampung, in the southern tip of Sumatra.

4th WEEK OF AUGUST
BORNEO FESTIVAL
Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan
Honoring the Dayak and Melayu culture, the event is participated by East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, and South Kalimantan acting as host. Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam are honored guests.

SEPTEMBER
BUNAKEN FESTIVAL
Manado, North Sulawesi
Bunaken is a small island off the coast of Manado known for its fabulous under-water gardens. Not far, lies the volcano, Manado Tua. Highlights during the festival include art and cultural performances from the four ethnic groups living in the North Sulawesi Province, namely Bolaang Mongondow, Sangihe-Talaud, Manado, Bitung and Minahasa. The performance is held in open air stage and includes storytelling of legends and folklore, bamboo music and a pop song festival, decorated floats and exhibition of local products.

OCTOBER
BENGAWAN SOLO FAIR
Surakarta, Central Java
Bengawan Solo Fair (BSF) is a nationwide annual trade, culture and tourist event. The programs of this event are the Borobudur Trade Mart, Solo Great Sale, and Trade & Tourism Exhibition.

MAJOR EVENT

JANUARY - DECEMBER
(Full-moon Evenings)

REOG PERFORMANCE
Ponorogo Regency, East Java
Every month on full-moon evenings, Reog performances are held in Ponorogo and its environs. Reog shows a dramatic display of strength, acrobatics and mystical powers. The dance is performed by more than 15 dancers with the main performer dancing in a trance and wearing a tiger mask and a huge headdress made of peacock feather. At one point of the dance, the other dancers enter a trance and perform daring feats, such as eating glass.

2nd WEEK OF JANUARY
TABOT FESTIVAL
Bengkulu
A traditional ceremony to commemorate the spread of Islam in the region, especially the role of Prophet Muhammad’s grandchildren, Hasan and Husein in spreading the faith. Highlights during the festival include various kinds of contests and handicrafts exhibitions.



EARLY MARCH
TRADITIONAL DANCE PARADE
Batam, Sumatra
To preserve the Malayan culture and traditions, the event features a dance competition and dance performances from dance groups and schools in the city of Batam. Malayan dances and that of the coastal regions are heavily influenced by Islam. Several of them are the Jogi dance, the Lambak (Dakung) dance and Zapin.

APRIL - MAY
BOROBUDUR RESTORATION EXHIBITION
Yogya Gallery, Yogyakarta
A documentary of Borobudur’s discovery, the temple’s massive restoration program, sponsored by UNESCO, and finally its designation as a World Heritage Site are displayed at the Yogya Gallery.

2nd WEEK OF APRIL
MAPPANRETASI (SEA OFFERING CEREMONY)
Pagatan, South Kalimantan
A sea offering ceremony that is a form of thanksgiving. A “feeding” ceremony is held in the middle of the sea by a Sanro, Chief of the Adat. The highlight of the event includes games, contests and art performances.

APRIL
SEKATEN FAIR
Surakarta Municipality, Central Java
A traditional fair held annually during the Islamic month of Rabiul Awal (Arabic calendar) or Maulud (Javanese calendar) to commemorate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. The fair takes place at Alun-Alun Utara (the Kasunanan Palace’s north square) and open for visitors day and night. It exhibits a lot of tourist attractions,such as traditional food, handicrafts, etc. The fair’s opening is marked with the procession of the Royal Family carrying the two huge sets of sacred Gamelans from the Sunan Palace to the great Mosque in the north square for praying. The Sekaten fair ends with the “Grebeg Maulud”.




APRIL 13
LEGU GAM
Ternate, North Maluku
A folk festival held to celebrate the birthday of His Highness the Sultan of Ternate. Loyal subjects from throughout the province gather at the Sultan’s Kedaton (palace) to watch or participate in the various cultural and traditional perfor-mances of the region.

JUNE 22 - 26
INDONESIAN LITERATURE FESTIVAL
West Nusa Tenggara
Highlighting Indonesian literature that takes its root in local cultural values, the Indonesian Literature Festival presents in turns various literary genres and their period of development, i.e. music, dance, theater, prose, etc. The festival accom-modates among others competitions, discussions, bazaar and book launchings.

JULY - NOVEMBER
LAKE KERINCI FESTIVAL
Kerinci Regency
An event to promote the region’s eco-tourism; the area’s natural beauty, especially that of Lake Kerinci, and local cultural attractions. The Festival includes a cultural show, exhibition and bazaar, traditional arts and sport competitions, Bujon Gadih Kerinci Contest, as well as various water-based activities available in the area.

JULY
HIDDEN BASE OF BOROBUDUR TEMPLE, an Exhibition
Museum Nasional, Jakarta
The Karmawibhangga relief has long been an object of deep interest for researchers. Partly hidden under the base of the monument, the relief’s existence still remains a mystery.

3rd WEEK OF JULY
SEA EAGLE BOAT RACE
Batam
The Malayan culture developed in the coastal regions in the islands in the Malacca Strait where the people are skilled seamen and sailors. The annual Sea Eagle Boat Race is open to both local and inter-national participants and tests the oarsmenship of both the professional and traditional participants.

JULY
LAKE KERINCI CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Jambi
Promoting the region’s tourism potentials, the week-long festival is highlighted with art performances, traditional sport competitions and exhibition of local handicraft products.

JULY
INTERNATIONAL SURFING COMPETITION
Hu’u Beach, Dompu, West Nusa Tenggara
An international competition held at Hu’u Beach, considered as one of the best surfing locations in the world. This event is a continuation of the one held in Nias and includes a variety of traditional art performance.

AUGUST
NUSA DUA FESTIVAL
Nusa Dua, Bali
Nusa Dua Festival is highlighted by parades, contemporary theatre, art and craft demonstrations, exhibitions, both traditional and contemporary Balinese art performances, as well as sports participated by visitors.

AUGUST
FLORA AND FAUNA EXPOSITION AND FESTIVAL
Taman Lapangan Banteng Park, Jakarta
The event, organized by the Park Office of the Province of Jakarta, is held every year with the aim to preserve the environment. The two-week long expo-sition is opened to public with highlighted activities, including exhibition of various types of flowers and plants, workshop, painting, photography, competitions,
Miss Flora contest as well as other traditional sport attractions.

AUGUST 11
CHILDREN’S PAINTING & POETRY WRITING COMPETITION
Cipanas, West Java
The competition invites children from all over the country to use their imagination and creativity, as well as express themselves through painting and poetry, while drawing inspiration from the beauty of their surroundings.

AUGUST 17-18
MUSI FESTIVAL
Musi River, Palembang, South Sumatera
August 17 is Indonesia’s Independence Day and is celebrated throughout the country. In Palembang, the provincial capital of South Sumatra, the people have a unique way of celebrating the occasion. On the Musi River which meanders through the city, canoes shaped to resemble animals or animal heads hold 40 rowers in colourful outfits race against one another in the Bidar Race. The day’s celebration features a race which starts after the flag hoisting ceremony in the morning, followed by handicrafts exhibitions and cultural performances.

AUGUST 17 - 31
COASTAL COMMUNITY CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Batam
As part of the independance day celebrations, the event honors the traditions of the coastal people and their
Malay culture, among them the kolek raft race, jong, pancung and the arts of Batam.

AUGUST 23 - 26
PACU JALUR (CANOE RACES)
Teluk Kuantan, Indragiri Hulu, Riau
Jalur canoe races coincide with Indonesia’s Independence Day celebrations. Every decorative jalur used for the race on the Kuantan River is made of one single large bark of tree, approximately 30 m long and 1 m wide, manned by 25-30 rowers. Before, the festival was only held after a harvest and considered a sacred event.

AUGUST 25 - 26
YADNYA KASADA
Probolinggo Regency, East Java
A ritual held every year by the Tenggerese community in Ngadisari village, Probo-linggo. Thousand of pilgrims bring rice, flowers, fruits, vegetables, livestock, and other local products, to the foot of the Mount Bromo volcano. After the offerings have been consecrated and wishes conveyed to the spirit of the mountain by Tenggerese Hindu priests, the pilgrims ascend to the crater to ask for the blessings of Betoro Bromo (God of Mount Bromo). The ceremony is preceded by the inauguration of the most honoured men among the Tenggerese and highlighted by a traditional outdoor performances at Ngadisari.

SEPTEMBER
ERAU FESTIVAL
Tenggarong on Mahakam River,
East Kalimantan
Catch a rare glimpse of the Dayak and their culture during the Erau Festival. The event is held to celebrate Tenggarong’s founding as the capital city of an ancient kingdom several countries ago. Apart from traditional Dayak and Malay sport events, the highlight of the festivities must be the throwing of a mock dragon into the Mahakam River, one of the widest and longest rivers in the country.


SEPTEMBER
KENDURI SENI MELAYU (MELAYU ART FESTIVAL)
Batam
The festival invites the participation of all Malay ethnic groups spread across Southeast Asia, in Sumatra, Kalimantan, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and even Thailand in an event that celebrates the Malayan culture. The event hopes to become the benchmark for the development of the Malayan culture in these regions.

OCTOBER
HARI RAYA KETUPAT CELEBRATION
Gorontalo
Hari Raya Ketupat is held seven days after Idul Fitri, to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadhan. Traditional dances and music, horse racing competition and traditional sports are during this celebration.

NOVEMBER
FESTIVAL OF INDONESIA’S MARITIME HISTORY AND TRADITION
Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara
This event promotes Indonesia’s maritime history and tradition through exhibitions, a Seminar on Maritime History and a Essay writing Competition for University students. Participants come from provincial, regency levels and cities throughout Indonesia.

1 - 10 NOVEMBER
ASIAN CHOIR GAMES
Jakarta
In 2007, Indonesia will host the Asian Choir Games, a prestigious event that brings together the international choir community.



NOVEMBER 1 - 30

ART SUMMIT INDONESIA (ASI)
Jakarta
An international contemporary art festival, ASI also holds workshops and seminars, as well as contemporary art performances by performing groups from foreign countries. The event’s programs take place in various venues; cultural centers performing theaters, throughout the capital, such as Gedung Kesenian Jakarta,
Taman Ismail Marzuki, Teater Utan Kayu and Goethe Institute.

DECEMBER 31 - JANUARY 1
TOURIST APPRECIATION
Batam
This end of year event welcomes visitors to Batam. At the same time the people of Batam expresse their thanks to visitors leaving the city with fireworks display and arts and cultural performances.

SUPPORTING EVENT

JANUARY 1
NEW YEAR’S DAY
National, throughout Indonesia
A public holiday observed throughout the country. New Year’s Eve is often celebrated with street carnivals, fireworks, special entertainment and shows. In most of the big cities like Jakarta, Surabaya, Yogyakarta and Bandung as well as Bali, New Year’s Eve is a time for all night merry-making with parties and paper trumpets. In Christian dominated areas, such as North Sulawesi and Ambon, the fiesta atmosphere is more pronounced than in others, with people calling on each other on New Year’s Day. Church services
are held throughout the country.


JAHUARY 7
NUMPLAK WAJIK CEREMONY
Yogyakarta
A ceremony held in preparation of the Gunungan (cone shaped) “wajik”, a sticky rice cake cooked with sugar and coconut cream. Gunungan Wajik is prepared in the Magangan hall in the Kraton’s backyard. The moment the wajik is turned over on the big round wooden base of the Gunungan, people beat in the rice mortars in rhythm until the Gunungan is completed. This ceremony starts at 3.00 pm.

JANUARY 31
LABUHAN SURAN
Balekambang Beach (57 km south of Malang), East Java
A traditional ceremony held at the seaside village of Balekambang around 6 km from the beach (on foot from Srigonco village). The event is highlighted by ceremonial meals and local traditional art perfor-
mances, and starts at 10.00 am.

JANUARY 31
RUWAT BUMI CEREMONY
Tegal Regency, Central Java
A thanksgiving ceremony performed by local farmers and takes place in the “Guci” hot water springs about 33 km from the town of Tegal Town. Guci is a mountain resort at an altitude of 1.050 meters above sea level with the temperature ranging from 12,8 Celcius to 21,9 Celcius. A unique attraction is bathing goats under 13 years old under the hot water springs. As part of the celebration, goats are slaughtered at ‘Gunung Kelir’. Local folk perfor-mances round up the evening.





JANUARY
TOA PEH KONG
Manado, North Sulawesi
Toa Peh Kong is an annual Buddhist ritual featured in the Chinese calendar. Exciting events highlight the occasion, such as Chinese cultural performances, dragon parade as well as various lion and dragon dances.

JANUARY
MANULUDE FESTIVAL
Sangihe Talaud, North Sulawesi
Manulude is a traditional Sangihe Talaud way of closing the New Year’s celebra-tions. People prepare special cakes and beverages for their guests. It is also a thanksgiving day. Traditional music and dances are staged all night.

FEBRUARY 7
SEA OFFERING CEREMONY
Cilacap Regency, Central Java
A traditional event held annually by fishing communities at Sidakaya, Donan, Sentolo, Kawat, Lengkong and Tegal to pray for prosperity and success. The event is marked by sending offerings from the shores of Karang Bandung village in the southern part of Nusakambangan Island. The highlight of the event is when the offerings (the “Jolen”) are brought in a procession from the Cilacap Regent’s Residence to Pandanarang on the beach of Teluk Penyu. Traditional performances enliven the procession. The “Jolen” are transferred to colorfully decorated boats and sent to drift in the Indian Ocean from the small island of Majeti. The sea offering ceremony ends in the evening with traditional performances at the fishing village.

FEBRUARY 12
SEDUDO TRADITIONAL BATHING CEREMONY
Nganjuk, East Java
The ritual bathing ceremony at the Sedudo waterfalls, Nganjuk dates back to the time of the Majapahit Kingdom in the 14th and 15th centuries. According to popular belief, a bath in the water from the falls will grant eternal youth. The highlight of the annual ceremony at Sedudo is a dance to the song of Sekar Mijil, performed by five women and accompanied by drum music.

FEBRUARY 14
HONDODENTO SEA OFFERING
Parangtritis Beach, Bantul, Yogyakarta
Held at Parang Kusumo, Parangtritis, Bantul, Yogyakarta, the ritual is a tradition of the Hondodento family to ask God for peace and prosperity for the whole country.

FEBRUARY 15 - 18
ENJOY JAKARTA INDONESIA OPEN GOLF FESTIVAL
Pantai Indah Kapuk, Jakarta
The Jakarta Indonesia Open Golf is held at the tropical golf course at Pantai Indah apuk and invites over 150 golfers.

FEBRUARY 17
THE PITCHER FILLING CEREMONY
Imogiri, Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta
The ceremony is held once a year during the Javanese month of Suro. Four copper pitchers, called Kyai Mendung (from Rome), Kyai Siem (from Myanmar), Kyai Danumoyo (from Aceh) and Kyai Danumurti (from Palembang) are filled and carried in front of a procession. The people of Imogiri believe that the
water brings good fortune. The event takes place at the Imogiri Royal Cemetery starting 10.00 am.

FEBRUARY
TIWAH CEREMONY
Tiwah, Kapuas Regency, Central Kalimantan
Timpah, Kapuas Regency, Central Kalimantan. Tiwah is the last part of a funeral ritual of the Dayak Hindu
Kaharingan in the Kapuas Regency.

FEBRUARY
GATHERING TOURISM FUNDAY
Anyer, Banten
This yearly event is organized by the
local government. A week long festival is highlighted by cultural performances, exhibition of handicraft products and various sport/traditional contests.

MARCH
HAJAT LAUT
Pangandaran Beach, West Java
Taking place at Pangandaran Beach, this is an annual thanksgiving ceremony held by fishing communities after a good harvest, and at the same time to comme-morate those lost at the sea.

MARCH 10
JALAN DHIPUJA
Balekambang Beach, Malang, East Java
A Hindu religious ceremony of purification held up to three days prior to Nyepi day. A priest blesses the people with holy water taken from “Sumur Pitu”, a spring located in the middle of a coastal forest and offerings are thrown into the sea. The ceremony’s aim is to purify both body and mind as well as cleanse ceremonial equipment.

MARCH 31
SEKATEN CELEBRATION YOGYAKARTA
North Square, Yogyakarta
Held in commemoration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Sekaten begins with a procession of the ancient gamelan instruments, Kyai Gunturmadu and Kanjeng Kyai Nagawilaga from the Sultan’s court (the Kraton). The month-long night market held at the north square of Yogyakarta Palace is part of the Sekaten celebration.

MARCH 20 - APRIL 10
MULUDAN / SEKATEN
Cirebon, West Java
Rituals and festivities to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad. The event is held in the princely courts of Cirebon-Kasepuhan Kanoman and Kacirebonan during which old, venerated heirlooms and gamelan sets are cleansed. The heirlooms are later brought in a procession to the mosque to be blessed. The procession includes seven huge rice mounds decorated with vegetables and spices. These, as well as various fruits and cakes are later divided and given to selected people and members of the princely families.

MARCH 19
NYEPI DAY (DAY OF SILENCE)
Throughout Bali
New Year in the Balinese solar/lunar (Caka) Calendar. This holiday falls on the spring equinox and is observed as a day of complete stillness. No fire may be lighted, no transport taken, no work done. No one should be seen on the roads. On the eve of Nyepi, purification sacrifices and offerings are made at crossroads, at village centers and in towns all over Bali. Priests chant mantras to exorcise demons (buta and kala) of the old year. In the evening, people sound gongs and cymbals in all corners of the family compound and parade through the street with flaming torches to make sure that all the malingering evil spirits are aroused. In Denpasar, thousands of boys gather at Puputan square for a big parade. Hopefully on Nyepi day, all the demons and evil spirits, aroused the night before, will find Bali barren of life and leave the island.



APRIL 11
GREBEG MAULUD (MOSLEM RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL)
Yogyakarta
Grebeg is a parade of the palace Guards. The word is taken from the Javanese term meaning ‘noisy’ as in the sound of soldiers marching in procession behind the ‘gunungan’, and the explosion from the guards’ rifles. This traditional Islamic ceremony is held by the Sultan’s Palace and Puro Pakualaman.

APRIL 21
MERON
Pati, Central Java
A ceremony commemorating the birth of Prophet Mohammad held at Sukolilo village, 30 km south of Pati. As many as 12 groups of the village people, carry “Meron” (a kind of religious food offering) in a procession to the local mosque followed by groups of artists, some beating tambourines, some dancing the “Reog” and “Barongan” traditional dances. The “Meron”, having been blessed by the local elders, is then distributed among guests.

APRIL
ANNIVERSARY OF TAMAN MINI
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta
The anniversary of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (Indonesia in Miniature Park) is celebrated with carnivals, handicraft exhibitions, traditional music and dance performance from every region of Indonesia.

APRIL
MAUDU LAMPOA
Cikoang Village, Takalar, South Sulawesi
Different attractions, such as decorated boats and martial arts, are held to celebrate
the birthday of prophet Muhammad.

MAY
JAMBI FAIR
Jambi
Lasting for a week, the fair is a promotion of Jambi’s products and culture. Various regions throughout the province participate in the fair, displaying pavilions built in the styles of the respective areas.

MAY
TRADITIONAL BOAT RACE
Jambi
This event is celebrated every year on the anniversary of Jambi Province. Apart from the boat race, there are art and cultural performances as well as traditional sport competitions.

MAY / JUNE
SEBA BADUY
Rangkas Bitung, Banten
A ceremony is held at the Pendopo (hall) of Lebak Regency by local community to thank God for a successful harvest.

MAY 3 - 7
GORONTALO CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Gorontalo
Promoting Gorontalo’s cultural heritage, the festival invites locals to participate in various events, such as traditional dance and drama, traditional poetry reading, martial arts, and folk music competitions. A colorful carnival displays historical themes from different regions in Gorontalo.

MAY 10
OBTAINING HOLY WATER FROM THE JUMPRIT WATER SPRING
Temanggung Regency, Central Java
Jumprit is the overflowing water spring of Progo River situated in Mount Sindoro valley. The spring is believed to be the grave of Ki Jumprit/ Kyai Nujum of the ancient Majapahit Kingdom. Collecting water at Jumprit is part of a series of events leading to the Waicak. The ritual starts three days before Waicak, on May 10th, 2006, performed by monks who represent various Sangha in Indonesia. Thousands of bottled water taken from the spring are blessed then distributed to followers.

MAY 14 - 15
PATTIMURA DAY
Saparua, Malteng Regency, Ambon
Pattimura Day remembers the heroic deeds of a local hero, Pattimura. A flaming torch is carried by relay runners from each village. At different villages, the arrival of the torch is greeted by traditional dancers. After being formally welcomed in Ambon, the torch is kept burning until the next day.

MAY 19 - 24
ISEN MULANG CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan
This festival features a tourism exhibition and cultural presentations from provinces all over the country.

MAY 28
THE BIRTHDAY CEREMONY
OF SRI SULTAN HAMENGKUBUWONO X OF YOGYAKARTA
The ceremony to celebrate the birthday of Sultan of Yogyakarta is held in the Bangsal Kencono of the Yogyakarta Royal Palace (Kraton).

MAY
GALESONG FESTIVAL
Takalar, South Sulawesi
Galesong fishermen hold a traditional thanksgiving ceremony by throwing offerings into sea and hoping for a prosperous future.

MAY
MANE’E TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL
Intata, Talaud, South Sulawesi
Mane’e is a unique fish-catching tradition of the people around Intata, Talaud that takes place during the calm season around April to May. Before the catch, a ceremony is carried out by the people to ask for blessing from God Almighty. In the ritual, the people try to catch fish without any kind of tool.

JUNE 1
WAICAK CEREMONY
Magelang, Central Java
Mendut and Borobudur Temples are the venues for various religious events that mark “Waisak”. The ceremony begins with prayers at Mendut Temple on the evening of May 13 and continues till the next day. In the morning, a procession of Buddhist monks and adherents leave Mendut for Borobudur where a religious ceremony takes place.

JUNE 7 - JULY 7
YOGYAKARTA ART FESTIVAL
Yogyakarta
This month-long art festival celebrates Yogyakarta’s rich artistic and cultural tradition. It features parades, traditional performances, exhibition of art and tourism, and entertainment.

JUNE 14 - JULY 14
JAKARTA FAIR
Kemayoran Fair Ground, Jakarta
The annual Jakarta Fair is held to celebrate the anniversary of the Jakarta City with entertainment, promotions and exhibition of national products.

JUNE
JAMBI FESTIVAL
Jambi
Celebrating its the anniversary, Jambi holds a festival, highlighted by cultural perfor-mances, traditional sport competitions and exhibition of local products.

JUNE
BAKAR TONGKANG
Bagan Siapi-api
Bakar Tongkang is a thanksgiving ceremony observed by the Chinese community at Bagan Siapi-api, during which a variety of traditional attractions, such as the Barongsai, dance are per-formed.

JUNE
UA PUA
Bima, West Nusa Tenggara
Ua Pua is a cultural festival held by Bima-nese people to commemorate Maulud Nabi Muhammad (anniversary of Prophet Muhammad). During the celebration, many traditional dance, games and an offering ceremony are held. Activities are centered at the Bima Palace.

JUNE
BEGAWAI FESTIVAL
Bandar Lampung
This event is held to celebrate the city of Bandar Lampung’s anniversary. Highlights of the festival are art exhibition, cultural performances, traditional competeitions and other attractions.

JUNE
JAKARTA GREAT SALE
Jakarta
Jakarta Great Sale is an annual “SALE” event, held from the 14th of June until the 14th of July as part of akarta’s anniversary celebrations. The event is also an opportunity to promote Jakarta as one of the most preferred shopping destinations in Asia. Extensive discounts and programs are offered in shopping malls, department stores, restaurants and hotels throughout greater Jakarta.

JUNE - JULY
TIWAH CEREMONY
Timpah, Kapuas Regency, Central Kalimantan
Tiwah is the final part of a funeral ritual of the Dayak Hindu Kaharingan found in the Kapuas regency.

JUNE
The 259th ANNIVERSARY OF THE YOGYAKARTA ROYAL PALACE
A traditional ritual celebrating the founding of the Yogyakarta Sultanate centered at the Yogyakarta Royal Palace.

JULY
PAPER KITE FESTIVAL
Pangandaran Beach, West Java
Participants of the kite flying contest come from the surrounding regions as well as from foreigh countries. Beautiful kites of all shapes and sizes are flown in a contest that coincides with festivities held during the harvest period in West Java. Folk music and traditional dances are performed during the festival.




JULY
KITE FESTIVAL
Padanggalak Beach, Sanur-Bali
Unique kites, sport demonstrations and bazaars selling local products are part of the event.

JULY
INTERNATIONAL SURFING COMPETITION
Hu’u Beach, West Nusa Tenggara
An international surfing competition that attracts local and foreign surfers. The event also includes traditional sports and music, exhibitions and bazaar.

JULY
SENGGIGI FESTIVAL
Batu Layar Village, Lobar Regency, West Nusa Tenggara
A week-long festival organized by the local government to promote the region’s tourism potentials. Highlights of the event include an art exhibition, cultural performances and traditional sporting competitions.

JULY
RAMBU SOLO / RAMBU TUKA
Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi
There are two different kinds of funeral ceremonies in Toraja. Rambu Solo expresses sadness while Rambu Tuka is a time of rejoicing. Rambu Solo usually starts in the afternoon and lasts for seven days. During the ceremony, hundreds of buffalos and pigs are slaughtered as sacrifice to ensure the spirit’s entrance to heaven.





JULY
MINAHASA ART & CULTURAL FESTIVAL
The festival displays various traditional ceremonies of the region that are usually accompanied by traditional dance and music, such as Maengket dance, Katrily, Cakalele, Bamboo music “Melulu”, Kolintang, and Shell music. These colossal performances are staged in various places throughout the Minahasa Regency.

JULY
ENJOY JAKARTA MARINE FESTIVAL
Untung Island, the Thousand Islands
Untung Island plays host to an exciting marine festival that attracts domestic and international tourists. Visitors come to the island off the coast of north Jakarta to participate in fun-filled water-based activities, such as a Jetskiing Competition, Seafood Festival and Decorative Boat Contest. Visitors are also offered the unique opportunity to sail on a traditional Buginese schooner, or phinisiq.

JULY 14 - 15
ASIAN FESTIVAL OF SPEED
Sentul International Circuit
Held at a world-class circuit, the event promises an exhilirating experience for automotive and high-speed junkies.

JULY 7 - 15
MANADO BEACH FESTIVAL
Manado, North Sulawesi
A week-long festival is held to celebrate the anniversary of Manado. Highlights of the festival include traditional art and music performances, sport competitions, fashion shows as well as one of the most popular event, the “Nyong and None (Mr. and Miss) Manado” Pageant.


JULY
LAKE KERINCI FESTIVAL
Kerinci Regency, Jambi
A week-long festival is highlighted with art performances, traditional sport competitions and exhibition of local products.

JULY
SAMBOJA SEA FESTIVAL
Samboja, Kukar Regency, East Kalimantan
Samboja Sea Festival is a traditional thanksgiving ceremony held by local fishermen. Offerings are thrown into the sea to ensure better fortune in the future.

JULY
DARWIN - AMBON INTERNATIONAL YACHT RACE
Ambon, Maluku
As well as enhancing good sportsmanship, friendship and pride for their cutural heritage among locals, the event promotes the good ties between Australia and Indonesia. The race finishes in Ambon where a reception committee welcomes participants to the island with ceremonies and traditional performances. The race is followed by a special event, a 15 km walk between Ambon and Namalatu, and the Ambon Day pageant.

JULY
PAGARUYUNG FESTIVAL
Batusangkar, West Sumatra
The Pagaruyung Festival features arts and culture performances, traditional sporting contests and other attractions.



AUGUST
TRADITIONAL ART AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Kota Ende, East Nusa Tenggara
Art and cultural performances, local handicrafts exhibitions and traditional sport competitions are held during the festival.

AUGUST
FOLK ART FESTIVAL
Batam
A folk art festival to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day, the event highlights cultural performances, art and crafts exhibition and traditional sport competitions.

AUGUST 17
TRADITIONAL BOAT RACE
Martapura River, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan
Traditional boat races are held on the Martapura River which runs through the
city of Banjarmasin in celebration of the country’s Independence Day on August 17 and Banjarmasin’s anniversary. Boats, provided by the organizing committee, are decorated with dragon heads. The race covers 1 km along the river.

AUGUST 23
LAKE TEMPE FESTIVAL
Sengkang, Wajo, South Sulawesi
Several regencies in the province of South Sulawesi participate in this annual festival during which traditional dances and boat races competition are part of the event.



AUGUST 25
LABUHAN CEREMONY
Parang Kusuma Beach and the Peaks of Mounts Merapi and Lawu, Yogyakarta
Coinciding with the birthday of the Sultan of Yogyakarta, the Labuhan Ceremony is a ritual offering at Parang Kusumo Beach, south of Yogyakarta, held to please Nyi Roro Kidul, the legendary goddess of the south sea (the Indian Ocean). Similar rituals are also held at the summits of Mounts Merapi and Lawu.

AUGUST 27
CUCI NEGERI
Otemer Village, Maluku
A traditional ceremony of Negeri Otemer that celebrates the village’s strong adherence to tradition and its isolation from outside influences.


3rd WEEK OF AUGUST
SWIMMING BUFFALO RACE
Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan
This swimming buffalo race is a unique tourist attractions from Rawa-rawa Village near Panggung Lake. This annual event is held to celebrate Indonesia’s Indepen-dence Day.

AUGUST
NGUGU TAHUN
Mulia Harapan Sibutu, Kukar Regency , East Kalimantan
A thanksgiving ceremony for a good harvest, the ceremony features traditional sport competitions and cultural performances.



AUGUST
NUSA DUA FESTIVAL
Badung, Bali
The Nusa Dua Festival is highlighted by parades, contemporary theatre, art and crafts demonstrations, exhibitions, and art performances of both traditional and contemporary of Bali, as well as sport tournaments that are open to public.

AUGUST
TRADITIONAL DANCE AND MUSIC CONTEST
Agats, Asmat Regency, Papua
This event is participated by all regencies
in the province of Papua. A variety show of traditional music and dances, exhibitions and demonstration of handicraft are presented.

First WEEK OF SEPTEMBER
ARUH GANAL SUKU DAYAK
Loksado, South Hulu Sungai Regency, South Kalimantan
In the after harvest period of July, August and September, thanksgiving rituals are performed every night, in the form of a “Belian”, a spiritual dance led by the village chief.

SEPTEMBER 4
SEREN TAHUN
Cisungsang Village, Banten
A traditional thanksgiving ceremony for a successful harvest held by local farmers in the valley of Mount Halimun, South Banten. The event presents traditional dances and music.



SEPTEMBER 11
KARAPAN SAPI
Lapangan Giling, Sumenep, Madura, East Java
Bull racing is a sport unique to Madura. This popular sport is held regularly, at least twice a week in the months of September and October during the annual championship in Bangkalan and Sampang. The finals are held in Pamekasan. The races usually begin at 9 in the morning.
Specially-organized require three days advance notice. For further information please contact the East Java Provincial Tourist Office, Jl. Wisata Menanggal, Surabaya, Phone: (031) 8531815, 8531820.

SEPTEMBER 15 - 20
CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Buntok, Barito Selatan, Central Kalimantan
The festival is highlighted with art performances, traditional folk song, traditional sport competitions and exhibitions of local handicraft products.

3rd WEEK OF SEPTEMBER
DECORATED TRADITIONAL BOAT
Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan
This festival is held to celebrate the province’s anniversary.

4th WEEK OF SEPTEMBER
CONTEST OF NANANG AND GALUH
Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan
The Nanang (Mr) and Galuh (Miss) Banjar Pageant is part of anniversary celebrations of the city of Banjarmasin.



SEPTEMBER 23
DUGDERAN-WARAK NGENDOG FESTIVAL
Semarang, Central Java
This is a bazaar to welcome the Moslem
fasting month. Held night and day in front of the old Grand Mosque of Kauman, it starts one week before the fasting month begins. The celebration ends with a “Dugderan” procession, complete with its mascot, the “Warak Ngendok”, which starts from the Mayor Semarang Office
at Jl. Pemuda Semarang till Mesjid Besar (Grand Mosque) of Kauman at Jl. Alun-alun Johar. The beating of the big drum marks the beginning of the fasting month.

SEPTEMBER
TRADITIONAL CANOE COMPETITION
Pontianak, West Kalimantan
Decorated boat races and a cultural festival are held to celebrate the moment the sun is exactly above the equator.

SEPTEMBER
MALAY CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Palembang, South Sumatra
A series of Malay cultural and traditional performances are kept alive in South Sumatra by local groups and those from neighboring provinces.

SEPTEMBER
MATTEMMU TAUNG (HARVEST FESTIVAL)
Sopeng Regency, South Sulawesi
A thanksgiving ceremony with folk art performances, usually held after a good harvest.


SEPTEMBER
MEJUAH-JUAH FESTIVAL
Brastagi, Karo Regency, North Sumatra
This annual event is highlighted by fruit and flower exhibition, Karo traditional dance and other attractions. The event is aimed at preserving cultural heritage and promoting local products.

SEPTEMBER
INTERNATIONAL SURFING COMPETITION
Mentawai Island
This is one of the popular events in the surfing world, attracting participants from all over the world thanks to the island’s superb waves and unique local color.

OCTOBER 13 - 14
GREBEG SYAWAL CEREMONY
North Square, Kraton Yogyakarta
A thanksgiving ceremony observed by Moslems in the area after fasting a whole month during Ramadhan. At 8.00 am the ceremony begins with a parade of the Kraton guards in their colourful uniforms consisting of Wirobrojo, Daeng, Ketanggung, Jogokaryo, Prawirotomo, Mantrijero. Led by their commander in chief, the troops march from Siti Hinggil through Pagelaran to the Southern square where they then wait for the Gunungan procession to arrive.


OCTOBER 29
SEA OFFERING CEREMONY
Pantai Pandansimo, Srandakan, Bantul, Yogyakarta
This is a thanksgiving ceremony observed by fishermen on Pandan Simo Beach, at Srandakan, Bantul Regency. The ceremony features a variety of traditional performances and fishing competition. Offerings, such as lifestock and local products are given to the sea. The ritual takes place from 11.00 am to 16.00 pm
4th WEEK OF OCTOBER
NADRAN (SEA FESTIVAL)
Cirebon, West Java
Another sea offering ceremony by fishing communities along the coast of Cirebon, Nadran features a variety of traditional dances. A buffalo sacrifice and flowers scattered on the water are given to the sea.

OCTOBER
RAMADHAN CAKE FAIR
Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan
This is a special fair held during the month of Ramadhan, the Moslem fasting month. Different kinds of the traditional food of Banjar are on sale from 3.00 am to 9.00 pm.

OCTOBER
BULL AND BUFFALO RACES
Buleleng and Jembrana, Bali
“Sapi Grumbungan” (Bull Race) is held in Buleleng and “MEKEPUNG” (Buffalo Race) in Jembrana, Bali. This event competes for the trophy of the Governor of Bali.

OCTOBER
FISHING TOURNAMENT
Toblolong Village, West Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara
Held at Tablolong Village, West Kupang, the tournament uses traditional fishing methods and traditional boats. Not less than 100 boats participate in the game, each consisting of a maximum of four crew members.

OCTOBER
DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Tanjung Pinang, Riau
In the Dragon Boat Race, both local and foreign contestants race a distance of 400 m. The event is held at the Tanjung Pinang seaside facing Penyengat, an island steep in Malay history. Traditional cultural performances, swimming contest for men and women, canoe races and a traditional diving contest are also part of the program.

OCTOBER
KORA-KORA RACE
Banda Neira, Central Maluku
The race resembles a procession of six Kora-Koras (traditional Maluku boats) from six villages in the Banda Neira Island. The shapes of the Kora-Kora vary from that of a horse, spear or human head, to symbolize the bravery of the Maluku people in the colonial times.

OCTOBER
PUKUL SAPU (SEVEN DAYS AFTER IDUL FITRI)
Mamala and Morela, Maluku
This event is performed by two groups of men from the Mamala and Morella Villages. The men strike each other on bare backs with stick brooms for about half an hour. ‘Mamala Oil’ is then applied on the injuries.The oil is believed to have amazing healing powers, able to cure even broken bones.

NOVEMBER 11
THE 250th ANNIVERSARY OF THE PURA MANGKUNEGARAN
Surakarta, Cemtral Java
Considered among the Javanese as the arbiter of cultivated speech and aristocratic elegance in traditional Java, Surakarta celebrates the event with among others sacred traditional ceremonies, sublime traditiona performances, centered mainly at the Mangkunegaran Palace.



NOVEMBER 24 - 25
SERI 6 CHAMPIONSHIP
Sentul International Circuit
A national racing championship which brings out the country’s talented drivers. The event provides them with the opportunity to enhance their skill and experience, to eventually race at international level.

NOVEMBER
ASIA PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL
Jakarta
A prestigious event that brings forward the best from filmmakers in the Asia Pacific region.

NOVEMBER
STABAS FESTIVAL
West Lampung, Lampung
Organized each year by the local Tourism Government, the Stabas Festival presents traditional performances, displays and sale of local products. A surfing exhibition attracts by both national and international surfers.

NOVEMBER
LAKE TONDANO FESTIVAL
An event celebrating the culture of Minahasa during which traditional dances such as: Maengket, Katrili, Tumatenden and Pisok dance are performed, as well as bamboo and kolintang performances and a traditional boat race.

NOVEMBER
PERANG TOPAT (TOPAT WAR)
Pura Lingsar, West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara
The farmers and other community members in Pura Lingsar about 10 km from the town of Mataram throw “ketupat” (steamed rice wrapped in palm leaves) at each other in a traditional ceremony to ask for prosperity. Held in the late afternoon until evening of a full moon, the event is preceded by the Pujawali ceremony three days before.

DECEMBER 20
TRADITIONAL WALKING COMPETITION
Halteng, North Maluku
A traditional walking competition to celebrate New Year’s Eve, starting at Halteng at 6.00 am. The walk is followed by various attractions as well as traditional performances.

DECEMBER 28
THE NUMPLAK WAJIK CEREMONY
Sultan’s Palace, Yogyakarta
A ceremony that accompanies the making of the Gunungan “wajik”, a sticky rice cake cooked with sugar and coconut cream. Wajik and other ingredients of the Gunungan are prepared in the Magangan Hall in the Kraton’s backyard. The moment the wajik is turned over on the big round wooden tray (the base for the Gunungan), people beat simultaneously on the rice ‘mountain’ in rhythm with the beating of rice mortars. This continues until the Gunungan is done. The ceremony starts at 3.00 pm.

DECEMBER
JAMBI CULTURAL WEEK
Jambi
The local government and tourism industries in Jambi participate in a week-long exhibition on tourism developments. Traditional music, dances, art perfor-mances as well as traditional sport competition are held during this event.

DECEMBER 1 - 2
ASIAN FORMULA 3
Sentul International Circuit
The best of Asian drivers compete in this international event to win the title of best Asian F3 driver.

2nd WEEK OF DECEMBER
WAY KAMBAS FESTIVAL
East Lampung
The event is held on the second week of December and features cultural shows, handicraft exhibitions, pop song contest and sports.

DECEMBER 20
GREBEG BESAR CEREMONY
Yogyakarta
A thanksgiving ritual to God Almighty and asking for His blessings, the ceremony is held during Idul Adha or Day of Sacrifice, a symbolic event commemo-rating Abraham’s act of piety as he followed God’s will to sacrifice Ismail, his beloved son. By the hand of God, Ismail was exchanged with a sheep at the last moment. On Idul Adha, Moslems give alms, slaughter oxen and goats to distribute to the poor. The ceremony is similar to Grebeg Syawal.

DECEMBER
IRAW TENGKAYU (SEA OFFERING CEREMONY)
Tarakan, East Kalimantan
A sea offering ceremony held by the Tidung ethnic groups. Offerings are sent into the sea. Afterward, traditional cultural performances, art exhibition and sport competition are held.



2007-11-14 11:42:07


Andi Santoso (23988)
wuih..........lengkap banget...........thanks untuk informasi nya kak...........
2007-11-15 06:44:48


Handy Loekito (10333)
kereeeen,.....................lengkap abis...tinggal nabung tuk hinting......


salam
2007-11-17 05:41:35

Dhanni Daelami (121) boleh tahu sumber informasinya darimana...karena ada beberapa yg belum jelas...thanks bro
2007-12-26 09:11:25

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